2001 Viader - Syrah 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

($65) Good bright ruby-red. Red fruit, mint, licorice and exotic spices on the nose, with a lightly stewy quality. Rather soft on the palate, with currant, tobacco and sweet oak flavors of moderate complexity. A bit lacking in oomph and clarity, and slightly edgy on the back end.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 114

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 87
Author: Daniel B
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 09/01/2004
Drink Dates: 2004-2008
A darkly colored smooth and plush wine. Aromas of sweet plum and wood with an overlay of slight stemmy-ness (reminds me of a detuned Australian shiraz). Texturally the wine is very wine. Unfortunately, flavors are shallow and rather hollow. Simply put, the wine lacks sufficient fruit concentration. Still, what fruit there is is delivered cradled in lush velvet.

Rating: 87
Author: Koby
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 08/09/2009
Drink Dates: 2004-2007
Site Blog: The Wine Forum On the decline, drink it if you got it! Distinctly blackcurrants in the nose, some meaty aromas too. Taught and sour red fruits give way to some pepper and meaty aromas and flavors. Acidity is intact but too much leaving it out of balance with the fruit.

Average rating: 88, based on 3 reviews
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About This Producer

VIADER is a leading Napa Valley winery estate established in 1986 by Delia Viader, and recognized for consistently producing high quality red wines. The estate is located 1200 feet above the Napa Valley floor just north-east of St. Helena on the steep, rocky slopes of Howell Mountain.

Since its inaugural vintage in 1989, the VIADER Proprietary blend has featured Cabernet Sauvignon with a significant component of Cabernet Franc. The second lable "V" is exclusively Petit Verdot. The estate VIADER Syrah is a blend of Barossa and Hermitage clones. DARE by Viader focuses on single varieties from select vineyards in the Napa Valley blended with their estate fruit. DARE Cabernet Sauvignon features fruit sourced from Lewelling Vineyards in St. Helena. DARE Cabernet Franc uses fruit from Stagecoach Vineyards in Oakville. DARE Tempranillo is made from a Ribera del Duero clonal selection sourced from the northeast side of the Napa Valley. VIADER also produces a very limited amount of Cabernet-based dry DARE Rose.

Wine Varietal: Syrah

While the rest of the world is calling it "Syrah," Australia and South Africa stick to "Shiraz," their name for the same grape. Previously it was thought that the name Shiraz originated from a city in Persia where the Syrah grape was believed to have originated. Recently U.S. and French researchers demystified the name debate when they discovered that the Syrah grape was indigenous to France. Intense, robust and sometimes referred to as "manly," Syrah grows principally in the Northern Rhone. The spicy, peppery grape also grows abundantly in Australia, South Africa, and California, where it takes on a softer, thicker character than its French version. Typical descriptors for Syrah include blackberry, dark chocolate, mint, eucalyptus, smoked meat, black pepper, liquorice, and cloves.

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